Church holiday club is a big hit
PENSIONERS were treated to crafts, games and a fancy lunch at a church event.
The Holiday@Home is run by Holy Trinity Church in Hurdsfield.
Now in its seventh year, the event aims to give residents in the parish who are over 70 a chance to get together and work their bodies and brains, as well as relax and make new friends.
At this year’s event there were more than 30 people who attended.
Visitors enjoyed craft workshops, board games and pub games, as well as indoor bowls, table tennis, boules, croquet and putting.
For those needing a little relaxation there were hand massages and a lunch.
Visitors were also treated to talks on chocolate which included the chance to sample some delicious varieties.
During the event there was a VE/VJ Day street party, quizzes and singing.
Although many of those who came were not church members there was a Christian message through the Thought for the Day.
Christine Button, one of the helpers at the event, said: “Holiday@Home gives elderly people living in the town who don’t get to go on holiday, a chance to enjoy themselves for a few days.
“We get a lot of people returning year after year. Some of them are over 90.
“We are also getting a lot more men coming along which is good news. People really seem to like it.”
Visitors were treated to a ‘holiday at home’ and enjoyed craft workshops, pub games an relaxing massages at Holy Trinity Church
●● Simon Hogan (left) and Ross Mitchell from Hogan and Mitchell Physiotherapy, which has been contracted to Macclesfield Rugby Club